KWIKSET CAPTURES ELECTRONIC HOUSE PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR AWARD

SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Deadbolt Takes the Honors in Access Control Category

LAKE FOREST, CA (March 26, 2015) - Kwikset, the leader in residential security, announces that the company has been awarded a prestigious Electronic House 2015 Products of the Year award for its SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Deadbolt. The Products of the Year awards recognize the best technologies, products and services for the Electronic House.


2015 Products of the Year award submissions were reviewed by a judging panel of several respected industry leaders along with the editors of Electronic House and CE Pro. Considerations for winning the award included creativity, innovation, functionality, and aesthetic and lifestyle benefits.

Winning in the category of Access Control, the SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt provides all the features of Kwikset's highly popular SmartCode 914 deadbolt lock - including keyless entry - combined with the added convenience and enhanced aesthetics of a capacitive touchscreen. Users can activate the SmartCode 916 Touchscreen with the touch of a hand. The touchscreen is very responsive, sensing every touch immediately for ultra-fast code entry. Also, a dedicated lock button allows for convenient, fast one-touch locking.

Another important and unique feature of the SmartCode 916 is SecureScreen. This feature can help mask "smudge" attacks, in which usercodes can potentially be jeopardized by detecting frequently used numbers from the oily residues on the touchscreen surface.

About Kwikset
Kwikset (www.kwikset.com), the leader in residential security, manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware, including door knobs, door levers, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications. Kwikset's SmartCode locks with Home Connect technology are the industry's leading wireless, access control lock solution for the smart home.

About HHI
Kwikset is part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, National Hardware, Stanley, FANAL, Pfister and EZSET. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB).

About Spectrum Brands
Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Spectrum Brands employs over 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores representing 160 countries.

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